crosscut sled

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Project by JDoerr posted 03-10-2013 05:47 AM 2453 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been meaning to make one of these for a while and boy was i missing out! I used 3/4 birch plywood and t-tracks from rockler on the base. I also used rocklers miter bars on the bottom. Making my own was a little to time consuming and living in the midwest with my shop outside buying alumminum ones would be less of a headache.
It got a little expensive for the t-tracks and guides but got them on a good sale.

After spending the money on the t-tracks and knowing more projects that required them I went ahead and bought the t-track router bit. It works great and is way cheaper in the long run. You will see I used it on the face of the fence on the sled.

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 06:30 AM

Very nice looking sled. Just like you I have been meaning to make one for the table saw and the bandsaw, but I always find something do build first.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 11:37 AM

Nicely done. It’s also on my list.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 12:07 PM

The bars to make mine arrived on Friday, what size did you settle on?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 12:11 PM

Looks like a great shop helper!
And it won’t call in sick or ask for a raise!!!

This is one of the maaaaaany items on my shop “To-Do” list!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 02:56 PM

excellent sled very nice work.
i love the one i built,but i upgraded saws and have to build another one.they are an awesome addition to your shop.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 05:21 PM

Nice job. I’m going to make one this weekend. Why does Rockler show 2 miter bars in the photo on their site when all they are selling is one? I fell for it. It’s deceiving.

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 11:27 PM

Just made mine yesterday! I had one for my old table saw but it did not fit my new (used), recently acquired, table saw. I bought the T-track bit a while ago and it was money well spent, I use it often on many jigs.

For the T-slot tracks, you can find them cheaper at Lee Valley, unless there is a reason to get the Rockler one’s that I am not aware of…

-- Pierre - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." Winston Churchill

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